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manhattan prep basic words
Manhattan Prep No. 8 Basic Words for the GRE, a selection of
to make something unpleasant less severe
subject to two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or confuse
"give up, renounce; repudiate, recant, or shun (especially formally or under oath)"
make greater; exaggerate
cheerful or speedy willingness
declare or affirm with confidence
contradict or misrepresent
grow or flourish rapidly; put forth buds or shoots
support or encourage
criticize severely; punish in order to correct
strong disapproval or official reprimand
fanatical patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory; undue or biased devotion
make final or settle conclusively; fasten or hold together
"very convincing, logical"
"the same in size, extent, etc., equivalent; proportional"
"consult, compare views; bestow or give"
"controversial; prone to causing arguments, especially gratuitous or petty ones"
support; add evidence to
"belonging to the entire world, at home globally; free from local or national prejudices or attachments"
approve or tolerate
"very cowardly, lacking courage"
gullible; prone to believing or trusting too easily or without enough evidence
reach the highest point or final stage
"failure to act, neglect; fail to fulfill an obligation, especially a financial one"
mark the outline of; sketch; describe in detail
"belittle, attack the reputation of"
"bitter, abusive attack or criticism; rant"
free someone from a mistake in thinking
"insincere, not genuine"
"unbiased, impartial; not interested"
"unbiased, not having a selfish or personal motivation; calm, lacking emotion"
"deprive or strip of a rank, title, etc., or of clothing or gear; to sell off holdings (opposite of invest)"
selecting the best of everything or from many diverse sources
the quality of being able to produce the intended effect
"fair, equal, just"
"shun, avoid, abstain from"
understood by or intended for only a few; secret
"worthy of esteem, admirable; able to be estimated"
clear from guilt or blame
"person who expounds or explains; champion, advocate, or representative"
"joking, humorous, esp. inappropriately; not serious, concerned with frivolous things"
"whimsical, capricious; imaginary; freely imaginative rather than based on reason or reality"
"incite, instigate, stir up, promote the growth of; apply medicated liquid to a body part"
"trivial or unimportant; producing no useful result, ineffective "
"relevant and appropriate, on topic"
"in a manner, considering that (contraction of ¡°in as much,¡± generally followed by ¡°as¡±)"
"setting on fire, pertaining to arson; arousing strife, rebellion, etc.; ¡°inflaming¡± the senses"
"just begun, undeveloped, unorganized"
just beginning; in a very early stage
"inspire, animate; give substance, essence, or context to; be the characteristic quality of"
"genuine, sincere, not holding back; na?ve "
"difficult to control, manage, or manipulate; hard to cure; stubborn"
"joking or given to joking all the time; jolly, playful"
"critical point in time, such as a crisis or a time when a decision is necessary"
a harsh satire; ridicule or satirize
"drooping from exhaustion, sluggish, slow; lacking in spirit"
"tiredness, weariness; lazy indifference"
"collect tax from, wage war on, or enlist for military service; act of collecting tax or amount owed, or the drafting of troops into military service"
morally or sexually unrestrained person; freethinker (regarding religion)
"clear, easy to understand; rational, sane"
"rebel, individualist, dissenter"
calm or soothe (an angry person); lessen or soften
"coming into existence, still developing "
"prevent, eliminate, or make unnecessary"
"rude in a short way, brusque; casual, informal; done without preparation or forethought"
"excessively eager in giving unwanted advice or intruding where one is not wanted; meddlesome, pushy"
"burdensome, oppressive, hard to endure"
"surpass, exceed; be larger or better than; leave behind"
"social outcast, untouchable"
"devoted to a particular group, cause, etc.; fervent supporter of a group, party, idea, etc; guerilla fighter"
"obvious, apparent, plain to see"
relating to or caused by disease; relating to compulsive bad behavior
small sin or fault
"ordinary, dull, commonplace"
"disloyal, treacherous, violating one¡¯s trust"
"heavy; bulky and unwieldy; dull, labored"
"ruler, person of great power"
based on inference or assumption; providing reasonable grounds for belief
too bold or forward; going beyond that which is proper
"extraordinarily large, impressive, etc."
"completely and shamelessly immoral, or extremely wasteful"
conforming to good manners or appropriate behavior; justness
"prohibit, outlaw; denounce; exile or banish"
"wise in practical matters, carefully providing for the future"
"inclined to fight, combative"
"uncertainty or confusion about what to do, dilemma"
"make trivial arguments or criticisms, find faults in a petty way, esp. to evade something more important"
"supplied in abundance, filled, gorged (used with ¡®with¡¯)"
"blame, disgrace; criticize, express disappointment in"
"reject, cast off, deny that something has authority"
"reciprocate, repay, or revenge"
impatient or uneasy under the control of another; resisting being controlled
"applying to the past, retroactive; an art exhibit of an artist¡¯s work over a long period of time; looking to the past or backward"
"language that is elaborate or pretentious but actually empty, meaning little; the art or study of persuasion through speaking or writing"
"sacred, inviolable, not to be trespassed on or violated; above any criticism"
wise; showing good judgment and foresight
"a legal action by one or more countries against another country to get it to comply OR permission or approval, something that gives support or authority to something else"
"persevering, persistent, diligent in one¡¯s efforts"
"concerned or anxious (about another person), expressing care; eager or desirous; very careful"
"measure the depth of (usually of water) as with a sounding line; penetrate and discover the meaning of, understand (usually as ¡®sound the depths¡¯)"
sudden outpouring or rush; flood
seemingly true but actually false; deceptively attractive
"playful, merry, joking around, done ¡°in sport¡± (rather than intended seriously)"
indifferent to pleasure or pain; enduring without complaint
"unemotional, showing little emotion, not easily moved"
"block, hinder, or thwart; an obstacle"
support with evidence or proof; give a material existence to
"excess, excessive amount, overindulgence"
"lay aside to discuss later, often as a way to postpone discussion indefinitely"
"understood without being said; implied, not stated directly; silent"
"moderation, self-control, esp. regarding alcohol or other desires or pleasures; total abstinence from alcohol"
"long and thin, slender; flimsy, having little substance"
"bitter, abusive criticism or verbal attack"
"very hot, parching, burning; passionate"
"easily controlled or managed, docile; easily shaped or molded"
"unambiguous, clear, absolute; having only one possible meaning"
"verbally abuse, rebuke or criticize harshly"
"marked or motivated by whims (odd, fanciful ideas); erratic, unpredictable"
"crafty, cunning, characterized by tricks or artifice"